Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island

Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tommybahama.com/
  • Phone: 8088818686x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Island Time Happy Hour 4:00pm-6:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Hawaii Regional Cuisine, American
  • Executive Chef: Stennis Hirayama
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Please contact us for our Live Island Music Schedule
  • Special Events: Please join us for Island Time Happy Hour for great deals on small plate signature appetizers and our tropical libations.
    4pm-6pm

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island
Tommy Bahama combines a tranquil environment and good food with an emphasis on hospitality to make for the perfect place to recharge or unwind while indulging in a unique dining experience. The experience is sure to feel like a getaway, whether you’re on vacation or looking for a vacation from your everyday life. For more information: www.tommybahama.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (28)special occasion (26)scenic view (24)good for groups (23)romantic (21)neighborhood gem (16)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)great for brunch (7)hot spot (7)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • always reliable
    gdt1VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Service is always superb. Drinks are very Hawaiian and fish is always fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    SFFoodie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Consistently good food over the years every time we go. Wait staff exceptional, manager superb! Definitely a go to place when you're on the Big Island. Make sure you try the chicken lollipops and ahi poke before dinner. All entrees yummy AND coconut cake for dessert. Makes my mouth water!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prix fixe
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    it was nice surprise to find they were offering a prix fixe menu. the other surprise was that they didn't mention one of the fish portions was served "seared". my mom doesn't eat raw & when it showed up on her plate, she wasn't happy because that reduced her meal size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming as always
    jillF
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been to several Tommy Bahamas and we have never been disappointed! No matter where you travel, look to see if there's a Tommy's in the area. It will be worth your time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Beautiful sunset on the deck... Amazing service by Helen... Fantastic food on the "Taste of Mauna Lani" menu... Even a call the next day from the manager to thank us for dining with them.. WOW
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steak I've had in Hawaii
    BraddahG
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This wonderful restaurant has it all. Great service, outstanding food and a tropical ambiance with good live music. A must visit if you are ever on the Kohala Coast. I know, I live here. I hope they ad the NY steak special to their menu with the blue cheese mashed potatoes. Wow....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant is an excellent spot on the Big Island. It our favorite spot for drinks and we visit it often during our stay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 33rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Perfect spot for a romantic dinner celebration. 0ur waiter was fantastic and the Manager, Jason, was wonderful. The food and dessert was delicious! Thank you for a very lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT EVENING
    Konagal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love this place. The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked, cocoanut shrimp wonderful and they have our favorite wine: Rombauer Chardonnay. The dessert menu is also a masterpiece of its own:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    KonagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We really enjoy the relaxed feeling of this restaurant. The staff is always warm and friendly and the food is fresh tasting and consistently good. We usually make it a pupu dinner as portions are ample. The Ahi poke Napoleon is excellent as is the Chicken tortilla soup. Yum. Ask for TJ if he is available and you will receive great service with a huge handful of Aloha.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yum
    SSYAVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    loved the pina colada cake! we'll definitely be back during our next visit to Kona.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant sunset dining
    Duskydiner
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great food, lots of choices in beef and seafood. Balcony dining at sunset was glorious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flys everywhere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Flys are everywhere. I don't expect bring a fly swater to a resurant like this. Sun bakes you in the resurant if you go before sunset.No sun shades in resturant , Bad design We plan on going to Ruth Chris a few doors down next time
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice restaulant
    Hiro
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Server is polite,kind,friendly and good looking. Food was delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy Bahama dinner
    STCoach
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was our second time here at TB's in Hawaii. The first time with a group of 12 several years ago and last night with just my wife and me. 1st time 5 stars. This time only 4 stars. TB's is clean, friendly and the food is good. My only negative is that the menu is very limited. I expected more fresh fish items on the menu since we are in Hawaii, but the menu was very generic. TB's is still a good choice for dinner but it seems to be more of a corporate brand now instead of a special place to create a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table Can't Keep Tell Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The restaurant was terrific but the Open Table reservation system was a mess. I made my reservation at 8:39 pm Tuesday evening for dinner the following evening at Tommy Bahama's. When we got there, no reservation. I brought it up on my phone and it turned out you all had made the reservation for Thursday night, not Wednesday. You had my time as 2:39 am Wednesday for making the reservation as if I was on East Coast time., not Hawaii. I was calling from Hawaii for a Hawaii restaurant. Same time zone. One of the people we talked to there said there are a lot of problems with Open Table and that we should call the restaurant directly. Next time we will,. The restaurant was great in terms of its food, service, and willingness to fit us in.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawaiian sunset
    janieb1123VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The perfect island vacation restaurant, TOMMY BAHAMA's didn't disappoint. Four of us caught a sunset dinner over starting with mai tais and appetizer taste treats. All had fish or scallops which were well prepared , nicely prepped with side dishes and arranged artfully on the plates. The service was good and the atmosphere had a Jimmy Buffet easy going feel. we all enjoyed the evening
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunset dining
    tart
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When on the big island we always go to Tommy Bahamas for dinner at least twice. Love to sit outside at sunset. The service and food are always good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paradise setting
    Lucky1947VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent; fish was prepared perfectly The ambience and setting was ideal for the island and all lived up to the great Tommy Bahama name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was poor
    diverjpVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Didn't want to light the table candles. Complained the new ones "suck" took 20 minutes to get water to us. Seemed to be drinking. Etc etc
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food (snapper) was great, nice wine selection; only negative was table of 8 next to us was very loud. I would feturd
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch
    DAC13
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This place will set you back something like $50 a person+, but the food is fit for foodies. The coconut shrimp appetizer is awesome. So are the soups. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly. We enjoyed the live music in the background. The service was impeccable. If you are looking for a special night out, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 340 reviews are from the Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar - Mauna Lani, Big Island reviews archive.
  • Tommy's Doesn'T disappoint
    IslandJoy56
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    From the moment we were arrived, we were treated with very hospitable, friendly and attentive staff. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a delicious meal from appetizer to dessert complimented by a beautiful sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening!
    TheIke
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The food was great, the view wonderful, and the evening was perfect! Our Waiter, TJ, was engaging and efficient! We will always dine there on our trips to the Big Island.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service/costly errors
    Honu
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Such a bummer, we come here often but not sure we will be back. Service was terrible and the messed up my meal putting garlic on when I asked 5 times no garlic as I have terrible reactions. Great setting, service is going down hill. Sad
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    An excellent choice for a casual dinner. The food is quite good, especially the Ahi Poke. They serve one of the best Mai Tai's in Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    veganinparadise
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    There are a few vegetarian dishes on the menu that all tasted very delicious and are beyond the usual variety. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tommy's and the setting sun.
    Texter
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great food with great view of setting sun over ocean!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our meal and especially our server Faith made for a very pleasant evening. The food was delicious and the cocktails and wine were excellent. We have now enjoyed Tommy Bahama restaurants in Naples, FL, Maui and Hawaii.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service & entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We tried Tommy Bahama's at the recommendation of a local. Everything was great - the service, the food, and the entertainment. (The entertainment was so good, in fact, I thought we were listening to a James Taylor CD - nope! Live music!)
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    2tropical808
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is the one place we frequent when we want to have excellent food and service. Everyone who comes to visit us we have taken to Tommy Bahamas and they love it as well. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. We get to see some beautiful sunset skies!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food is great. A bit pricey but good portions and everything was wonderful;
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Local Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Always great food and wonderful view. Servers are helpful and friendly. Outside tables are quieter than inside as the larger groups can be loud. Background music is perfect.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If in Waikoloa...
    gbertolozziVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I made reservations for Easter Brunch. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a buffet. I thought the advertising said that there was (back in December/January when I booked). I also thought it was closer to the beach (for views), but it's not. The shopping center is also a bit tired and I don't know if it's on it's way up or down...BUT... ....the food and the service was really good..REALLY. They did have a Easter Brunch menu and it was fabulous. My daughter ordered a veggie burger--didn't like it and the manager took it off the bill. THAT IS SERVICE! There are views but the ocean is very far. If I was staying in the area, I'd go back. But it's not enough to trek 45 min. from Kailua-Kona unless it was a day adventure in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beth was awesome!
    upstreamtagVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We booked on open table and arrived within 10 minutes. So the opentable system is very fast and we were greeted with traditional Aloha style and waited on by Beth and she was very attentitve, Super nice to my son and wife and we had a great "Linner". We really enjoyed it and will be back. Rick
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highlight of Island Food
    HappyinHawaiiVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were incredibly disappointed with most meals in Hawaii and we were leaving that night and decided to try Tommy Bahamas. I had made, then canceled a reservation earlier in the week because we didn't have a car, so thought we should get there once we got our rental. We were so impressed and thrilled with the restaurant in every aspect. The food was delicious, the ambience was spectacular and the service was outstanding. We didn't think it was any more expensive than anywhere else in the island. And, it was by far the best value since the food was so good. We HIGHLY recommend you visit Tommy Bahamas on your stay in the Big Island.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Greatest Waiter Ever !!
    Delbert
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    waiter Henry was the best guy there he is right on and gave us room to talk and not pushing and gave us time to think about the menu very helpful explaining what each dish was.... We sat on the lanai table of three 27 March 6pm He is very knowledgeable on the menu .. Along with being good looking he worked hard and the best waiter ever ( very humble )...... I'll go back just to have him wait on us again. He is a asset to Tommy Bahama actually he is Tommy Bahama...... He is the man !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    crawdad5mom
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    There was nothing memorable about this restaurant other than being loud. If you're wanting a quiet dinner, this is not the place. The music was cranked up louder during our dinner which resulted in people talking even louder. No quiet conversation here. The food was only average and the prices were no bargain. No reason to return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fabulous Food
    Dano
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Could not have been better. Ahi was the best ever, so was the Mahi, and the Shrimp and Scallops.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relax
    BillBVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The kitchen must have heeded the Tommy Bahama "relax" slogan because dinner took over 2 hours despite a terrific server. The food isn't good enough to justify the wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.